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  • 25 Nov - 31 Dec 2023
  • Craftalong from your home
  • £20 (includes £10 to help cats)

We've teamed up with The Makerss to bring you a brand-new needle felting project! Get set for cosy nights in with our cat decoration craft kit, filled with everything you need to create your personalised needle felted cat design.

Learn how to customise that special decoration for the Christmas tree or to display in your home all year round! And the best bit? You'll be helping cats in need just by taking part!

Please note, the live craftalong has now taken place, but you will be able to watch the video recording or follow the printed instructions.

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Suitable for all abilities, your kit contains all the materials needed to make that special decoration designed as your favourite puss!

The live craftalong with The Makerss took place on Saturday 25 November, but you can still join in by watching a video recording or following the printed instructions in the kit.

Sign up for yourself or even gift a place to a special cat lover in your life and a kit will be delivered directly to their door. 

The cost to take part includes your craft kit, access to our Craft for Cats crafty community Facebook group, a link to watch the craftalong recording, support from our dedicated Events team, as well as £10 to support our work to help cats and kittens when they need us most.

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About the craft

Your needle felted cat decoration kit has been specially designed by The MakerssThe kit makes one cat and there is wool to make a tortoiseshell, grey, ginger, tabby, black or white cat, or a mix of any of them.

  • Organic luxury south German Merino
  • Dyed black NZ Merino
  • Grey bamboo wool mix
  • Fox rust brown NZ Merino
  • Honey Karakul
  • Brown/grey south German Merino
  • Natural white NZ Merino
  • Wisp of pale pink mountain sheep wool

Extras: 2x7mm clear glue-in eyes, 30cm red embroidery thread, 1x light and 1x dark horsetail hair strand (for whiskers)

Tools: #38 medium felting needles, eco wool felting mat (made from recycled wool in the UK)

Let's craft!

You will also need (not provided in the kit): Clear drying glue, embroidery needle (to fasten the thread to hang the decoration), scissors, waterproof felt tip pen (such as a Sharpie) in the colour of the cat’s eyes (such as green or blue). Optional: pencil or pen to mark where the legs go.

About your tutor

Steffi founded The Makerss in 2015. She has written three books on needle felting and one on doll making. She has designed kits under license with world famous brands such as Shaun the Sheep, Me to You Tatty Teddy, The Official Flower Fairies and others. Steffi, born and educated in Germany, grew up with many crafters surrounding her, including her mother who was never to be seen without a crochet hook or knitting needle.

Steffi is proud to be part of Craft for Cats for the fourth time since pioneering the event with Cats Protection in 2021. In her own words: “It's just the best feeling in whole wide world. Teaching the craft that I love to like-minded people who not only love to learn new skills but love cats as much as I do and above all, together, we are helping our feline friends. It's got to be the best!”

How you will help cats

Just by signing up, you’ll be helping to improve the lives of cats and kittens across the UK. A minimum of £10 goes to help the cats at a local Cats Protection branch or centre of your choice, or wherever the need is greatest.

Your £10 could…

  • feed two cats in Cats Protection's care for 25 days
  • cover the cost of microchipping for four cats
  • pay for both a flea and worming treatment to treat and prevent parasites

Get in touch

Thank you so much for your support. If you have any questions, take a look at our FAQs, or contact Kayleigh in our Events team at or by calling 01825 741 960.

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